A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to see Michael Cavanaugh's "The Songs of Billy Joel, Elton John & More" at Turlock Community Theatre in Turlock. For $45, you get two reserved-seating tickets for the show on Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. (a $90 value).
Grammy– and Tony–nominated actor, singer, and musician Michael Cavanaugh binds the American rock 'n' roll songbook in his magnetic charm and munificent voice during a festive salute to the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Labeled “the amazing Michael Cavanaugh” by the New York Times, the charismatic crooner rose to fame when Joel handpicked him to play the lead role in the Broadway smash Movin' Out and to take his place in jury duty. Since then, the surrogate Piano Man and his ace band have marveled music fans nationwide with their wily interpretations of rock staples. Live, Michael rivals his heroes and steals their vocal DNA in Billy Joel jams such as “You May Be Right” and “Just the Way You Are” and Elton John romps such as “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and “Crocodile Rock.” The dapper singer’s jukebox brain also holds songs ranging from AC/DC to ZZ Top, so expect a grab bag of cuts to reverberate in Turlock Community Theatre’s acoustically friendly auditorium.